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Celtic Woman performs its 20th anniversary tour Sunday, April 7, at the Rosemont Theatre.
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Editor’s note

The Daily Herald is currently accepting submissions for this year’s Summer Fun Guide. If you’re organizing a fair, festival, outdoor concert series or other summer event, be sure to submit it by April 15 at dailyherald.com/share.

Ongoing

A Night at Mister Kelly’s: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday through July 20 at Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago. Relive a night on the town in the mid-20th century. Mister Kelly’s was one of the hot spots of Chicago nightlife in the 1950s through the mid-1970s where people could be entertained by top-shelf jazz and comedy talent and see rising stars who later gained international fame. Free admission. newberry.org.

Chicago Freedom Movement Exhibition: 1-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through April 27 at The Addison Center for the Arts, 213 N. Lombard Road, Addison. Exhibition features color photographs captured by Bernard Kleina, showcasing Kleina’s unique perspective as a photographer, equal housing activist and ally to the civil rights cause. Free. addisoncenterforthearts.com.

Friday, April 5

The Festival of Arts & Crafts Show takes over the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake Friday through Sunday, April 5-7.
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Festival of Arts & Crafts Show: 2-7 p.m. Friday, April 5; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. Crafters will be selling a variety of handmade products at 255 booths. $5. stepbysteppromotions.com.

Pianos on the Patio: 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Windy City Dueling Pianos perform on the Lakeside Plaza. $5 general admission, $49 for a reservation with a three-course prix fixe dinner from Three Embers. sevenrooms.com.

Taylor Swift Experience: 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Gorton Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Kanin Wren’s tribute to Taylor Swift with choreography, multiple costume changes and music. $30-$45. gortoncenter.org.

Michael Charles and His Band Live in Concert: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Moonlight Theatre, 7 S. 2nd Ave., St. Charles. Original guitar-driven contemporary blues/rock by Australian born artist and Chicago Blues Hall of Famer Michael Charles and His Band. $25. moonlighttheatre.com.

Mitch Rossell: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. Singer and songwriter Mitch Rossell (“America’s Got Talent”) performs. $30-$35. woodstockil.gov/257/Opera-House.

Trailblazing Women of Country: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Building H, Elgin. Concert celebrating Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and the late Loretta Lynn and their roles in revolutionizing country music and blazing a trail for future generations of female artists. $42. eccartscenter.org.

Women’s Chorale Spring Concert: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Wheaton College, 501 College Ave., Wheaton. The Wheaton College Conservatory of Music presents the Women’s Chorale with conductor Jerry Blackstone. Bella Cantare, the most advanced young women’s choir from the Young Naperville Singers program, will sing alone and with their Wheaton College counterparts. Free. wheaton.edu.

Franki Valli & the Four Seasons Tribute Show: 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at American Legion Post 1941, 900 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets $24 online, $30 at the door. al1941.org.

Kitchen Dwellers with Cris Jacobs: 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. The Montana quartet performs bluegrass, folk and rock. 17 and older show. $23-$31. thaliahallchicago.com.

Leslie Beukelman & Jeremy Kahn Quartet: 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Studio5, 1934 Dempster St., Evanston. Vocalist Leslie Beukelman and pianist Jeremy Kahn will perform music from their recording, joined by bassist Larry Kohut and drummer Jon Deitemyer. $25-$35. studio5.dance.

Michael Nau: 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Space, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Indie-rock. With Allegra Krieger. $22. evanstonspace.com.

RATT’s Juan Croucier with Special Guest Bull Y Los Bufalos: 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Juan Croucier, original bass player for Dokken and RATT!, will perform the RATT hits he wrote or cowrote. Bull y Los Búfalos is an American rock band featuring singer/songwriter Diego “Bull” Avello from Spain. $39-$79. arcadalive.com.

Yuri’s “Euforia U.S. Tour”: 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Singer, actress and television host Yuri performs. $63.50-$170.50. rosemont.com/theatre.

Saturday, April 6

Fairy Garden Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Heinz Brothers Garden Center, 2010 E. Main St., St. Charles. Includes a scavenger hunt, make-and-take area to create your own fairy garden and more. Free admission. heinzbrothers.com.

The Franchise Show: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. Attend seminars, learn about owning a franchise and more. General admission: $5.75. franchiseshowinfo.com/chicago-visitor.

STEAM Fest: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Glenside Library, 25 E. Fullerton Ave., Glendale Heights. Local organizations will showcase some of the latest innovations in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. See performances of “Science Heroes: Saving the Earth Together” at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Free. glensidepld.org.

North Shore Choral Society Young Artists Award Concert: 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1024 Lake Ave., Wilmette. The Donald Chen Young Artist Award concert highlights eight emerging professional singers from Chicago. Free. northshorechoral.website.

“Alice: Dreaming of Wonderland”: 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Transforms Lewis Carroll’s classic into an action-packed theatrical circus featuring dazzling feats, illusions and humor. $20-$50. geneseetheatre.com.

Joey & Maria’s Comedy Italian Wedding: 6:30 p.m. Saturdays, April 6 and 13, and Friday, April 12, and 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at The Village Hall of Hoffman Estates, 1900 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates. Helping Others Through Theatre presents this live, improvisational, dinner-theater experience. $70-$75. helpingothersthroughtheatre.seatyourself.biz.

Amethyst Winds Spring Concert: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1509 Ridge Ave., Evanston. The chamber music ensemble performs Marquez’s “Danza de Mediodia,” Nielsen’s “Wind Quintet Op. 43” and more. A freewill offering will be collected. amethystwinds.com.

KB Glory Nights Tour: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Willow Creek Community Church North Shore, 2200 Shermer Road, Glenview. KB performs with nobigdyl. and WHATUPRG. $25-$85. willowcreek.org.

Tribute band Think Floyd performs the songs of legendary rock band Pink Floyd at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6.
Courtesy of Kyle Stong, Think Floyd

Think Floyd: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Pink Floyd tribute. $35-$45. rauecenter.org.

Candlelight Concert: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Music performed by a string quartet featuring musicians Joshua Burca, Rachel Mossburg, Gloria Burca and Timothy Archbold, with a few pieces including pianist Lyudmila Lakisova, with music from the Beatles, ABBA, Coldplay, Stephen Sanchez, Shawn Mendes, Dvorak, Shostakovich and more. $48. glowconcertseries.com.

Pianist Terrence Wilson Concert: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Co-presented with Gateways Music Festival. $30. ravinia.org.

Scary Pockets: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at The Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. A rotating roster of world-class musicians who release live funk reimaginations of familiar songs every week. $28-$54. thaliahallchicago.com.

Director Chad Goodman and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra will present Schumann Piano Concerto featuring pianist Orli Shaham at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.
Courtesy of Donna Lake

Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s Schumann Piano Concerto: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Music by Brahms, Schumann and Tchaikovsky, with conductor Chad Goodman and Orli Shaham on piano. $10-$65. cityofelgin.org/1570/Hemmens-Cultural-Center.

Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Space, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen and Brazilian guitarist Marcello Gonçalves perform. $30-$50. evanstonspace.com.

Esteemed roots/rock musician A.J. Croce, right, will celebrate the music of his late father, Jim Croce, left, in “Croce Plays Croce” at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.
Courtesy of Shelby Duncan

Croce Plays Croce 50th Anniversary Tour: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. Multifaceted singer/songwriter A.J. Croce is hitting the road in celebration of his father Jim Croce’s legendary albums — 1973’s “Life and Times” and his final release, “I Got A Name,” in addition to songs from “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim.” $41.50-$101.50. auditoriumtheatre.org.

Geoff Tate with special guest Fire & Water: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Multiplatinum-selling, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate is best known for his 30-plus years as the creative force behind the progressive metal band Queensryche. $39-$89. arcadalive.com.

Luis Angel “El Flaco” and Luis Antonio Lopez “El Mimoso”: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Banda. $49.50-$149.50. rosemont.com/theatre.

Mandy Gonzalez: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Center Theatre at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Gonzalez is known for starring as Angelica Schuyler in “Hamilton,” originating the role of Nona Rosario in “In The Heights” and performing as Elphaba in “Wicked.” $38.50-$68.50. northshorecenter.org.

MELLODEATH: Marshmello and SVDDEN DEATH: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Dance/electronic music. $59.50-$69.50. livenation.com/.

VIVA El Jaripeo 2024: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Gerardo Diaz, Banda Corona Del Rey, Jose Manuel Figueroa and Los Rieleros Del Norte in concert. $49-$169. rosemont.com/allstate.

Sunday, April 7

The Music of Prince + More for Kids: 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 7, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. The Rock and Roll Playhouse performs a family concert series. $15 in advance, $17 the day of the show. thaliahallchicago.com.

Senior Follies: Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. Talent show featuring area seniors. $5. prairiecenter.org.

Greek Heritage Parade: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, on Halsted Street, Chicago. Celebrating the Hellenic culture in Chicago with colorful traditional costumes, traditional Greek music and dance troupe performances. Free. greektownchicago.org.

Celtic Woman’s “20th Anniversary Tour”: 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Celtic music. $39-$150. rosemont.com.

Sinatra & Beyond: 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Orlin Trapp Auditorium, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. Frank Sinatra Tribute featuring The Stevie Swing Quintet. $30. lakecountyconcerts.org.

Wu Fei: 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th St., Chicago. Renowned Guzheng master, composer and vocalist Wu Fei performs. $10-$40. chicagopresents.uchicago.edu.

Young Steinway Concert: 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. Pianist Miriam Birman and piano trio Trio Lumina perform. Free. skokielibrary.info.

The Music of Liszt, The Sacred and the Profane: 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Concordia University, 7400 W. Augusta, River Forest. The Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest and Combined Choruses will perform Franz Liszt’s “Missa Solemnis.” A preconcert conversation with David Leehey begins at 3 p.m., and a free reception follows the performance. $30 in advance; $35 the day of; free for students through college. SymphonyOPRF.org.

Brit Floyd: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Pink Floyd tribute with an emphasis on “Pulse.” $42.50-$82.50. geneseetheatre.com.

Monday, April 8

Ruston Kelly’s “The Too Chill To Kill Tour”: 8 p.m. Monday, April 8, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. The South Carolina-born singer/songwriter/guitarist performs. $25-$110. thaliahallchicago.com.

Tuesday, April 9

Get Lit: Poetry in Bloom: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the American Writers Museum, 180 N. Michigan Ave., Second Floor, Chicago. Share an original piece of poetry or song during a nature-inspired open mic, make crafts, watch performance artist Tim Youd, go on an indoor nature scavenger hunt, sip beverages inspired by the natural world and more. $12.50-$25. americanwritersmuseum.org.

Jazz Combo & Big Band Spring Concert: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Presented by North Central College. $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. (630) 637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu/show.

Blue Tuesday with Sheryl Youngblood: 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Space, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. The 2015 Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Inductee performs. $12. evanstonspace.com.

Wednesday, April 10

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts: 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist Chicago, 55 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Violinist Eric Gratz and pianist Euntaek Kim perform music by Mozart, Prokofiev, Price and Ravel. Free. classicalmusicchicago.org.

Concert Winds Spring Concert: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The North Central College Concert Winds perform their final concert of the season, including Symphony No. 1 by Daniel Bukvich, “Variations on a Korean Folk Song” by John Barns Chance, and the music of “Star Wars” by John Williams. $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. (630) 637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu/show.

The Righteous Brothers “Lovin’ Feelin’ Farewell Tour”: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Farewell Tour of the Righteous Brothers featuring Bill Medley and Bucky Heard. $49-$99. arcadalive.com.

Tavern: 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Space, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. A band composed of students from Northwestern University and the Bienen School of Music. $15. evanstonspace.com.

Thursday, April 11

11th Annual Expo Chicago: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 11; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 12-13; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. The Expo showcases works from 170 contemporary and modern art galleries in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. Plus, there will be art talks, on-site installations and public art initiatives, including the unveiling of a series of outdoor sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Eddie Martinez. The Martinez sculptures will be on display April 8-25. $175 for Thursday, $40 per day or $70 for three days Friday through Sunday. navypier.org.

Music on Tap at Alter Brewing Co.: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Alter Brewing Company, 2300 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 213, Downers Grove. Local musicians perform. Free. fb.me/e/3zWlWAIkc.

Thursday Night Laughs: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. The Prairie Center’s comedy series with headliner Alex Ortiz and host Jeff Brumfield features Michael Meyers, Maurice Shaw, Claire Sundbye and Josh Ocean Thomas. $15. prairiecenter.org.

Grand Funk Railroad plays the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11.
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Grand Funk Railroad: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Grand Funk Railroad includes original founding members Don Brewer and bassist Mel Schacher. Joining them are singer Max Carl, lead guitarist Mark Chatfield and keyboardist Tim Cashion. $49-$99. arcadalive.com.

Mariachi Herencia De Mexico’s “Herederos”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Mexican music featuring trumpets, guitars, violins, harp and vocals. $25-$47. geneseetheatre.com.

Jeff Rosenstock with Sidney Gish and Gladie: 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at The Salt Shed Indoors, 1357 N. Elston Ave., Chicago. Rock concert with singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Rosenstock, singer/songwriter Sidney Gish and indie rock band Gladie. $25-$60. saltshedchicago.com.

Shemekia Copeland: 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Space, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Blues, soul and Americana. $25. evanstonspace.com.

On stage

“Churchill”: 1:30 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3; 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 4-5; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6; and 1:30 and 6 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago. One-man-show in which actor David Payne brings Winston Churchill to life onstage and recounts his exploits and relationships. $75. broadwayinchicago.com.

“Peter Pan”: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 3-4; 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6; and 1 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., Chicago. The classic story of the boy who never grew up. $35-$90. broadwayinchicago.com.

“Love Song”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through April 21 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. The Remy Bumppo Theatre Company presents a quick-witted, off-kilter romantic comedy by John Kolvenbach. $10-$52. remybumppo.org.

“Nunsense, A Musical Comedy”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 5-6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Three Brothers Theatre, 115 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. A spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. $15-$25. threebrotherstheatre.com.

“Two Hours in a Bar”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through April 21 at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago. A double bill of one-acts: “Waiting for Tina Meyer” and “Text Me.” $34; students and seniors $29; military $12. citylit.org.

“Urinetown”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 5-6, and Wednesday through Saturday, April 10-13, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, April 7 and 14, at Aurora University, 347 S. Gladstone Ave., Aurora. A musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, environmental collapse, privatization of natural resources, bureaucracy, municipal politics and musical theater. Free, but registration required. alumni.aurora.edu.

“What the Weird Sisters Saw”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through April 14 at The Edge Off Broadway, 1133 W. Catalpa Ave., Chicago. Idle Muse Returns to medieval Scotland with a re-imagined tale based on “The Tragedy of Macbeth” filled with mystery, dark fantasy and horror. $20-$30. idlemuse.org

“Cat Kid Comic Club: The Musical”: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 Benton Ave., Naperville. Musical adaptation of Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man spinoff series “Cat Kid Comic Club.” $10-$15. northcentralcollege.edu.

“Skunk and Badger”: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. The world premiere production of a play based on the book by Amy Timberlake and illustrated by Jon Klassen that navigates the rocky road of two very different roommates. $20. lifelinetheatre.com.

“This is Not the Reunion”: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, April 10, 11 and 13, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, at the Madden Theatre, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. A new play by Maddie Dennis-Yates, a surreal coming-of-age story about ghosts, summer camp and the friends we leave behind. $10-$14. (630) 637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu/show.

Blue Man Group: Various times and dates at the Briar Street Theatre, 3133 N. Halsted St., Chicago. The iconic performance art group featuring percussion and other types of music and art. Recommended for kids 3 and older. $49-$69. blueman.com/chicago.

Chicago Kids Company presents “Beauty and the Beast”: Various times and dates through April 27 at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago. Chicago Kids Company Theater for Children presents a one-hour musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale geared toward kids 2-10. $18-$22, $10 for groups of 20 or more. chicagokidscompany.com/beauty-and-the-beast.

The Choir Of Man”: Various times and dates through May 26 at the Apollo Theater, 2550 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. A cast of nine (extra)ordinary guys combine harmonies, singalongs, tap dance and poetic meditations on the power of community, featuring pop, classic rock, folk melodies and pub anthems. $35-$59. apollochicago.com.



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